Silver Tuareg Cross of Agadez Pendant, Niger, West Africa
A silver (tested) Cross of Agadez pendant from Niger, featuring fine tribal etchings on silver. It is reversible, with motifs on both sides.
A cross such as this was passed from father to son at the age of puberty as a protective pendant on his future travels. It was also commonly worn by the women of the oasis town of In-Waggeur where this shaped cross was likely to have been made, either as a necklace or as hair adornment. A very wearable symbolic pendant.
Photo props are not included.
7.1 cm (h) x 3.2 cm (w)
Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p.211
Hagan, H. and Myers, L., 2006. Tuareg jewelry. [Förenta staterna]: Xlibris Corp